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Public Spaces Protection Orders

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) have been introduced by the Government to help us tackle anti-social behaviour locally. They help us ensure public spaces can be enjoyed by everyone and are kept free from anti-social behaviour.

Alcohol in public places

The current town centre PSPO (see the Downloads section) relates to drinking alcohol in town centre public spaces.

The PSPO makes it an offence to refuse to stop drinking alcohol or surrender alcohol when requested by Police or authorised person.

On 20 October 2020 the town centre PSPO was extended for a further 3 years (see the Decision details page).

We are confident that extending the PSPO will help to prevent an increase in alcohol related antisocial behaviour in the town centre and that this will benefit residents, visitors, local businesses and enforcement bodies.

Dog fouling in public places

The current  icon Dog fouling PSPO [37.75KB]  makes it an offence for a person to allow a dog to foul and not clear it up.

On 30 November the Borough wide PSPO was extended for a further 3 years (see the Decision details page).

We are confident that extending the PSPO will help to prevent an increase in dog fouling across the Borough and that this will benefit residents, visitors, local businesses and enforcement bodies.